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More Brits predicted to book flights to non-eurozone countries

More British people will book flights to Turkey, Egypt and Mexico in 2009

More British people will book flights to Turkey, Egypt and Mexico in 2009, according to a report by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) and the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA).

According to the FCO and ABTA’s 2009 Travel Trends Report, the number of people booking flights to Egypt from the UK has risen by 28 percent over the last 12 months, while visitors to Turkey have increased by 32 percent.

The results show that more Brits are choosing to travel to countries that don’t have the Euro, mainly due to the poor exchange rate with the pound.

Commenting on the findings, Frances Tuke, from ABTA, said that travellers had become "more adventurous" over the last few years, especially as non-eurozone countries offered value for money options.

"But when travelling to these destinations, it is very important to check Foreign Office advice and ensure you make sure you see a health professional who will recommend what vaccinations you may need and what precautions you should take," he said.

The FCO has encouraged travellers to familiarise themselves with the laws and customs of countries outside the eurozone and to take out appropriate travel insurance.

ABTA said this week that it was concerned that more flight passengers will travel without travel insurance this year.

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